For the second month in a row, Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 Natural has claimed four of the nine categories for top-ranked cigars of the month. This marks the cigar’s second victory as the overall “Cigar of the Month Winner,” meaning it is now only one more win away from sealing the deal and earning a permanent position among the Hall of Fame cigars!

Other notable cigars this month include RoMa Craft’s first win in a monthly category, with their Whiskey Rebellion 1794 collaboration with Cigar Dojo taking home the gold in the “affordable cigar” category. Also, despite being claimed Cigar Wars’ Cuban Cigar of the Year in 2016, the great Behike BHK finds itself as the top-ranked Cuban for the first time in 2017, ending an impressive four-month stretch for Montecristo No. 2. And finally, La Palina Maduro has been creeping its way up the leaderboard in recent months, ultimately ranking as the best Honduran cigar for the first time.

Highest Ranked Cigars of September, 2017

These are the winners for the best-performing cigars throughout September, 2017. Each of these cigars consistently ranked highly in their respective categories throughout each week in order to earn the top positions.

Click the pulldown labelled “See Top 10” beneath each cigar to view the top 10 cigars in each category

Highest Ranked Natural Shade Cigar:
Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 – Natural

Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 natural cigarAmong the many special releases in 2016 for brand patriarch José Orlando Padrón’s 90th birthday was the 1926 Serie No. 90, using special tubo packaging, a new robusto size, and the line’s first use of a non-box-pressed shape.

  • Cigar Brand: Padrón Cigars
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan
  • Price: $19.50 (MSRP)
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Maduro Shade Cigar:
Liga Privada No. 9

Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 Hall of Fame cigarA maduro lover’s dream come true. The Liga Privada No 9 from Drew Estate is a dark and oily gem that generates a massive billow of smoke with each puff. Liga Privada No. 9 claimed the #1 Cigar of the Year for 2016 at Cigar Wars.

  • Cigar Brand: Drew Estate
  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf #1 Darks
  • Price: $12.00 – $16.00
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Affordable Cigar:
Whiskey Rebellion 1794 – Cigar Dojo

RoMa Craft Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Cigar Dojo cigarWhiskey Rebellion 1794 was originally crafted as a limited edition cigar in collaboration with Cigar Dojo. The cigars fall under RoMa Craft’s Intemperance lineup and showcase a unique blend, highlighted by a fiery Ecuador Habano Ligero wrapper. All 500 boxes of the limited allotment sold out in under 1 hour.

  • Cigar Brand: RoMa Craft Tobac
  • Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Ligero
  • Price: $8.25 (MSRP)
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Expensive Cigar:
Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 – Natural

Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 natural cigarAmong the many special releases in 2016 for brand patriarch José Orlando Padrón’s 90th birthday was the 1926 Serie No. 90, using special tubo packaging, a new robusto size, and the line’s first use of a non-box-pressed shape.

  • Cigar Brand: Padrón Cigars
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan
  • Price: $19.50 (MSRP)
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Cuban Cigar:
Behike BHK

Cohiba Behike BHK cigarThe Cohiba Behike BHK is rolled at the famed El Laguito factory in Cuba. Behike features immaculate construction, including the perfectly placed pigtail cap. The cigar is a winner of a number of awards and is often considered the best and most sought-after (currently produced) cigar in the world.

  • Cigar Brand: Cohiba
  • Wrapper: Cuban
  • Price: $26 – $35
  • Country: Cuba

Highest Ranked Dominican Cigar:
Fuente Fuente OpusX Belicoso XXX

Fuente Fuente OpusX Belicoso XXX cigar Hall of FameOpusX XXX incorporates the original OpusX blend, the first successful Dominican puro—though it has been slightly tweaked for its small size, making for a stronger smoking experience.

  • Cigar Brand: Arturo Fuente
  • Wrapper: Shade Grown Dominican Rosado (Cuban seed)
  • Price: $13.00 – $25.00
  • Country: Dominican Republic

Highest Ranked Honduran Cigar:
La Palina Maduro

La Palina Maduro cigarThe La Palina Black Label blend takes this classy, traditional cigar brand down a darker road, making good use of their first Mexican San Andrés maduro blend. Expect a maduro with less grit and more refinement, having a sweet and buttery quality, with cocoa and spice tossed in for good measure.

  • Cigar Brand: La Palina Cigars
  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
  • Price: $7.50 – $9.00
  • Country: Honduras

Highest Ranked Nicaraguan Cigar:
Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 – Natural

Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 natural cigarAmong the many special releases in 2016 for brand patriarch José Orlando Padrón’s 90th birthday was the 1926 Serie No. 90, using special tubo packaging, a new robusto size, and the line’s first use of a non-box-pressed shape.

  • Cigar Brand: Padrón Cigars
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan
  • Price: $19.50 (MSRP)
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Cigar Overall:
Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 – Natural

Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 natural cigarAmong the many special releases in 2016 for brand patriarch José Orlando Padrón’s 90th birthday was the 1926 Serie No. 90, using special tubo packaging, a new robusto size, and the line’s first use of a non-box-pressed shape.

  • Cigar Brand: Padrón Cigars
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan
  • Price: $19.50 (MSRP)
  • Country: Nicaragua